Please complete this application if you are interested in volunteering for the Armed Services YMCA San Diego (ASYSD). Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom.

If you are ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY and wish to participate in our Military Volunteer Program, please return to our Volunteer page and complete the Military Volunteer Program application.

Please use proper capitalization, punctuation, and standard abbreviations when completing your application. Thanks!

NOTE: Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into our volunteer program or availability of your preferred volunteer assignment.


Contact Information

Please enter your personal information below. Please use your FULL LEGAL NAME (it will be required for any necessary background checks). If you do not have a middle name, please enter "None."

If you are volunteering as a member of a group or organization, please enter your group's name in the appropriate field. Leave blank if you're not volunteering as part of a group.



Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us better understand the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



Active Duty Military

If you are active duty military, please provide the information below.



Availability

With very rare exception, our volunteer opportunities occur Monday-Friday during business hours. Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.



Assignment Preference

The following volunteer opportunities are currently available. Please select your choice(s) in rank order.

Only assignments that we are currently recruiting volunteers for are displayed. You may learn more about each on our Current Volunteer Opportunities page.



Skills & Qualifications

Many of our volunteer positions, especially those in the Health and Wellness departments at the Naval Medical Center, may require specific skills, experience, or qualifications.

Please select the special skills and certifications you currently possess. Please use the space below to inform us of any additional skills or certifications you have that are not listed that would qualify you for the volunteer position you are applying for.



Emergency Contact

Please identify the person we should notify in case of an emergency.



References

Please provide two references who are NOT relatives. Coworkers, clergy, teachers, employers, etc., are all acceptable references.



Volunteering at ASYMCA

Please tell us how you learned about volunteering with the ASYMCA and why you are volunteering. Select the option that applies.



Volunteer Communication Preferences

We rely on email and text messages to share important information about our volunteer program and specific events with you. We respect your inbox and strive to send only essential communications, and you may select what types of communications that you receive and how you receive them below. We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE you from opting out of our communications, especially the automated notifications that remind you of upcoming events and renewal of credentials. You may change these preferences at any time in your volunteer account.



Upcoming Events

You may sign up for any of the following upcoming events now, or you may wait until you receive your login information in a separate email.



Volunteer Terms and Conditions Agreement

Effective 16 July 2020

VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT:

I agree to abide by the terms and conditions specified in the Armed Services YMCA San Diego (ASYSD) Volunteer Handbook (including its attached Code of Conduct), which I have reviewed or will review before volunteering my time for the ASYSD. The Handbook is also located online at: www.ASYSD.org. I understand that if I do not follow the policies and procedures in the Handbook, or act in any way incompatible with the image of the ASYSD, then I will not be able to continue as a volunteer.

CONSENT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEOTAPED AND FILMED:

I hereby grant full permission for myself, my children, and my family members to be photographed, filmed, videotaped and otherwise recorded by the ASYSD staff and its representatives and such photographs and recordings to be used or licensed by ASYSD for any legitimate purpose relating to its mission, without payment or compensation. I also hereby consent to the participation in interviews and the use of my statements and quotes in publications for the benefit of the ASYSD. I also grant to the ASYSD the right to edit, use, and reuse such products for nonprofit purposes, including use in print, on the Internet, and all other forms of media. I also hereby waive and release the ASYSD and its agents, employees, directors, and representatives, including but not limited to the Armed Services YMCA of the USA (collectively, the “ASYMCA Parties”) from all claims, demands, compensation and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the above. I understand and agree that the rights and permissions granted above are permanent, perpetual, worldwide and irrevocable.

CONSENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION:

The individual named below (referred to as "I" or "me") desires to participate in activities offered by ASYMCA either as a participant, volunteer, observer or in any other capacity (whether singular or plural, hereinafter referred to as the "Activities"). As lawful consideration for participating in the Activities, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (this "Agreement").

I AM AWARE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE ACTIVITIES ARE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES AND INVOLVE THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY INJURIES THAT I SUSTAIN MAY BE COMPOUNDED BY NEGLIGENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE OR RESCUE OPERATIONS OF ASYMCA. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES WITH AN EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF ASYMCA OR OTHERWISE.

I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims which I may have, or which I may hereafter have, whether known or unknown, against the ASYMCA Parties, and its successors, and assigns (collectively, "Releasees"), on account of injury, death, or property damage arising out of or attributable to the Activities, whether arising out of the ordinary negligence of ASYMCA or any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against ASYMCA or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge ASYMCA and all other Releasees from liability under such claims. This waiver and release does not extend to claims for gross negligence, intentional or reckless misconduct, or any other liabilities that California law does not permit to be released by agreement.

I understand that by signing this release, I am waiving any and all claims, of any kind arising out of or attributable to the Activities, including those claims that may be unknown to me, or which I do not suspect to exist at this time. WITH THE INTENTION OF WAIVING ALL UNKNOWN AND UNSUSPECTED CLAIMS, I HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS, BENEFITS, AND PROTECTIONS I MAY HAVE UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS:

A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ASYMCA and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorney fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third party related to my participation in the Activities, including any claims arising out of my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of ASYMCA.

This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement of ASYMCA and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This Agreement is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of ASYMCA and me and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction). Any claim or cause of action arising under this Agreement may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in San Diego County, California and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

BY CLICKING "I AGREE" BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE ASYMCA FOR CLAIMS, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF THE ACTIVITIES.